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Go-ahead for mixed-use redevelopment of Sheffield city centre site

Go-ahead for mixed-use redevelopment of Sheffield city centre site

Plans have been approved for the mixed-use redevelopment of a three-hectare site in Sheffield city centre, including 525 homes, a 500-bed hotel and 85,000 square metres of office space.

Government backtracks on 'commuter hub' definition

Government backtracks on 'commuter hub' definition

The government has rowed back on its plans to include a definition of the term 'commuter hub' in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) after concerns were raised about the proposed wording.

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Plans for new Skelmersdale train station move forward

Plans for new Skelmersdale train station move forward

The preferred location has been unveiled for a new train station for Skelmersdale in Lancashire.

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How we did it: Preparing a plan to boost public health

How we did it: Preparing a plan to boost public health

Gathering extensive data was vital in setting a policy to improve public health in an inner London borough. David Dewar reports.

Why new driverless car technology could shake up placemaking

Why new driverless car technology could shake up placemaking

A commitment in the Queen's Speech to push forward with a roll-out of driverless cars, also known as autonomous vehicles, could have huge implications for planners and place-making, according to experts.

Why the High Court ruled that a council's £170,000 CIL demand was unlawful

Why the High Court ruled that a council's £170,000 CIL demand was unlawful

A High Court ruling confirms that town halls cannot group planning permissions together when deciding whether development should be charged the Community Infrastructure Levy, according to legal experts.

The implications of Sunday trading plans for town centre vitality

The implications of Sunday trading plans for town centre vitality

Some town centres could benefit more than others as a result of plans to devolve decision-making for setting Sunday trading hours to local authorities, practitioners have said.


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